Dell FCB Firmware (PIC18), v.1.18, A00

Fixes & Enhancements

Add Features
1. Add new oem command for FCB Version info to BMC.
Please refer new oem command in BMC spec.
2. Add check PSU MFR_MODEL. If not same enable the PSU Mismatch bit, info BMC to flash amber LED.

1. Change the PSU POUT formula from DIV 9.6 to DIV 12.
2. Change the PSU POUT read from PSUOUT command to read from PSUPIN.


Version 1.18, A00


Embedded Server Management

Release date

01 Nov 2011

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:FCB.00_118_A00_customer.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for FCB.00_118_A00_customer.exe:

1. Update FCB FW through KCS:
FCBFLASH.EXE is a DOS version utility for flashing FCB firmware image. The following is utility usage.
a. Flash FCB Firmware
FCBFLASH.EXE [-o ] [-t] [FCB FW BINARY filename]

-o : Update FCB runtime binary file
-t : Update FAN table binary file

ex1:use FCB.BAT to update FCB runtime binary file

ex2: update FCB runtime binary file v1.12

ex3: update FAN fantable binary file

ex4: Get HELP for FCBFlash.exe
FCBFLASH + [enter]

"==========User Guild=========="
"This flash tool used for upgrade FCB FW ( Pic18)"
"Note that: The pic18 FW must have header."
"If you want to flash pre-version FW without header, please use pre-version tool such as V0.4."
"<-t> Flash Fan Speed Control table.");
"<-o> Use OEM command. Default: Master Write_r command");
"The following is an example, FYI..........");
"FCBflash means all.bin");
"FCBflash <-o> means use OEM command to flash all.bin");
"FCBflash <-t> means fsc.bin");

2. Linux FCB flash tool flash step
2-1. Open a Linux terminal.
2-2. Copy flash tool to the local computer work directory
2-3. type ./ to update FCB bin file
2-4. type ./fcbflash to see help as below:

fcbflash tool will auto stop ipmi service

Start to run FW update tool .......
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).